IEMCC 2024 Recap: Primate Problem & A Win for U. of the Philippines

Teams came from law schools around the globe to participate in the 2024 International Environmental Moot Court Competition. For the 28th year, the final rounds of the Stetson Law International Environmental Moot Court Competition brought teams from law schools around the world to compete on the Gulfport campus. Kicking off, per tradition, with a special edition of the Foreman Biodiversity Lecture and a welcome reception,… » Read more

Nonprofit Surprises 2L Mia Bartolomei-Negron with Generous Scholarship

Left to right: 2L Mia Bartolomei-Negron, Dean Benjamin Barros, AccessLEX financial advisor LeAndra Ross Given her focus on tax law, April 15 was always going to be a significant date for Stetson 2L and J.D./M.B.A. candidate Mia Bartolomei-Negron. But Tax Day 2024 – Monday, April 15 – will now hold even greater significance for her. Faculty, staff, and students gathered in Crummer Courtyard in the… » Read more

Stetson Law Retains Top U.S. News Rankings in Advocacy, Legal Writing

The Advocacy Institute at Stetson Law. For the second year in a row, two key programs at Stetson Law have earned major recognition from the publication U.S. News & World Report. The College of Law’s renowned Trial Advocacy program has earned the No. 1 ranking for 2025, while the school’s nationally recognized Legal Writing program has maintained its No. 3 spot in that category. Both… » Read more

Alums Return to VLI to Share Insights on Veterans Law

Grace Paul and Victoria Tamayo spoke to students about pursuing careers in veterans law in March 2024. Speaking to Veterans Advocacy Clinic and Advanced Veterans Advocacy Clinic students earlier this month, two Stetson Law alumni shared insights on how to pursue a career rooted in veterans law. Grace Paul ’23 and Victoria Tamayo ’19 were both involved with Stetson’s Veterans Law Institute, where they gained… » Read more

23 Years Falsely Convicted, JJ Velazquez Urges Reform

Jon-Adrian “JJ” Velazquez speaks at a Stetson Law Innocence Initiative event. A young father of an infant and a toddler, Jon-Adrian “JJ” Velazquez walked into a New York City police station in 1999 thinking he was helping solve a murder. His father, who had died recently, had been a police officer and Velazquez trusted the system. Plus, he was on the other side of town… » Read more

Alumna, USF President Rhea Law to Speak at Spring Commencement

University of South Florida President and Stetson Law alumna Rhea Law ’79. Reflecting Stetson Law’s deep ties to higher education institutions throughout the region, Rhea F. Law, University of South Florida president and CEO, will be the commencement speaker at Stetson Law’s Spring 2024 Commencement on May 18, 2024. A Stetson Law alumna, Law has led an exemplary career that includes leading a large merger… » Read more

4 Women Who Broke Barriers at Stetson Law & Beyond

Clockwise from top left: Former GA Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol Hunstein; Retired USDA General Counsel Eunice Luke; Senior Judge for the Middle District of Florida Elizabeth Kovachevich; Former FL Supreme Court Chief Justice Peggy Quince. By Curtis Krueger More than half the students at Stetson University College of Law are women, and this has been true for more than a decade – but some… » Read more

Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown calls for “radical empathy” at first 2024 Foreman lecture

Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown speaks at Stetson Law in February, 2024. Coinciding with World Day of Social Justice, Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown, a prominent eco-justice scholar, spoke on the link between environmental problems and social injustices.   Her moving address, which she gave Tuesday, February 20 in the Great Hall, was the first installment of the Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series of the spring 2024… » Read more

Groundbreaking Law Professor Luz Nagle Retires from Stetson

From standing up to violent drug cartels in Medellin, Colombia to spending nights and weekends tailoring lesson plans to meet the evolving needs of students, Law Professor Luz Nagle has spent decades in selfless pursuit of a more just world. After 25 years of tirelessly leading Stetson’s international law courses and programs, Nagle has retired from her full-time faculty role. Stetson Law Professor Luz Nagle… » Read more

Stetson Law to Prepare Free Wills and Health Care Directives for Veterans, Spouses

Wills for Warriors is a free program for veterans who qualify. Stetson University College of Law will once again partner with the Community Law Program and the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation to prepare free simple wills and advance directives for low-income veterans and spouses over 60. Those who qualify will receive individualized assistance from professionals who care deeply about veterans and aging individuals. The event… » Read more

AALS Tech Section Honors Dr. Davis for Innovation on Tech & Legal Ed

Dr. Kirsten Davis, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of Online Legal Education Strategies at Stetson. From embracing virtual learning during the pandemic to inspiring colleagues to reimagine legal education in the age of artificial intelligence, Dr. Kirsten Davis is leading important conversations about the ways tech transforms how we teach law. Earlier this month, Davis, a Professor of Law at Stetson and the college’s… » Read more

Enlightening Experience: A Campus to Career ’24 Recap

As the first week of the spring semester drew to a close, students were invited to take a day to reflect on their career aspirations, meet potential mentors, and explore job opportunities at the 2024 Campus to Career Experience. A signature event at Stetson Law, Campus to Career aims to help students make concrete connections between the passion that brought them to law school and… » Read more